Student Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Irvine School Shooting

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 IRVINE (CNS) - A 14-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly making threats of a shooting against an Irvine middle school, police said today.

The Irvine Police Department was alerted Tuesday to a series of social media posts allegedly threatening that a school shooting was going to occur at Orchard Hill School on Friday, according to a department statement.

The posts allegedly included a list of first names ``that appeared to coincide with several students that attend Orchard Hills School,'' police said.

IPD units investigated the posts and determined the author was the 14- year-old boy, who was a student at the middle school. He was arrested Tuesday, and police noted it did ``not appear (he) intended to carry out the threats nor does it appear he had access to a firearm.''

The boy's name was not released.

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